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Yoshito Kawabata, Ph.D.

At FSU since 2011

Yoshito KawabataDr. Yoshito Kawabata is an assistant professor with a background in developmental psychology. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in psychology from The University of Oregon and a Ph.D in Child Psychology from Institute of Child Development, The University of Minnesota. His research interest focuses on peer relationships, friendships, and psychopathology and the roles of contextual factors such as schools, neighborhoods, and culture on these domains. Specifically, he is interested in risk and protective factors that may influence developmental processes involving peer relationships friendships, and forms of psychopathology (i.e., anxiety, depression, and aggression). Further, he is interested in examining cross-cultural similarities and differences in the area of social development and peer processes.

Recent publications:

Kawabata, Y., & Crick, N. R. (2011). The antecedents of friendships in moderately diverse
classrooms: Social preference, social impact, and social behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 48-57.

Kawabata, Y., Crick, N. R., & Hamaguchi, Y. (2010). Forms of aggression, social-
psychological adjustment, and peer victimization in a Japanese sample: the moderating role of positive and negative friendship quality. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,

Kawabata, Y., Crick, N. R., & Hamaguchi, Y. (2010). The role of culture in relational  aggression: Links with social-psychological adjustment problems in Japanese and U.S.  school-aged children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34, 354-362.

Kawabata, Y., & Crick, N. R. (2008). The role of cross-racial/ethnic friendships in social  adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1177-1183.

Crick, N. R., Ostrov, J. M., & Kawabata. Y. (2007). Relational aggression and gender: An  overview. In Flannery, D. J., & Vazsonyi, A. (Eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Violent  Behavior and Aggression (pp. 243-260). New York: Cambridge University Press.

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